In part written to refute the claim by the Chief of the US Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Soil, Milton Whitney, who claimed that all soils are inexhaustible of the minerals needed to grow crops. In the run-up to the…
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What every soil analyst needs to know; a university-level textbook.
They include: Soil Treatment and Wool Output; Diseases As Deficiencies Via the Soil; How Smart is a Cow? Quality vs. Quantity Crops; "Deep Rooting" Depends on Soil; Soil Fertility and Nutritive Food Values; Soil and Proteins; Our Teeth and Our Soils; Mineral Hunger; Soil Acidity is Beneficial; Too Much Nitrogen? Protein Deficiencies. . . through Soil Deficiencies.
They include: Amino Acids in Legumes According to Soil Fertility; The Soil Fertility Pattern (February 1954, MISSING); The Little Things Count in Nutrition; Animals Know Good Food!; Agriculture is Biology First and Foremost; The Upset Biological Processes; Consider the Soil--Not Technologies!; Some Soils Analyzed; The Role of Clay in Plant Nutrition; Root Chemistry and Clay Chemistry; The Sustaining Fertility of the Soil; The Importance of Soil Economics.
Soil Fertility. . . Its Climactic Pattern; Problems of the Small Farm; The Pattern of the Small Farm; Income Problems of the Small Farm; Use of Resources of the Small Farm; Why Small Farms Are Popular; Creating Good Soil is a Challenge; Biology vs. Technology in Growing Things; Organic Soils and "Good Constitutions; The Soil's Assembly Line; Some Aims of Soil Research; Make Tax Allowance for Fertility Depletion.
They include: Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Bacteria Help Legume Roots Mobilize Fertility); Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Microbes Give Legumes Their Protein Power); Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Fertility Effects Show Early in Plants); Different Soils. . . (Big Yields of Bulk-Low Phosphorus Concentration); Different Soils. . . (Boron Interrelated with Potassium); Different Soils. . . (Boron Helps Maintain Potassium Balance); Different Soils. . . (Soil Exhaustion--Variable Organic and Inorganic Composition of Plants); Different Soils. . . (Sulfur Deficiency in Soils); Different Soils. . . (Chemical Composition of Plants and the "Feeding Power" of Their Roots); Different Soils. . . (Chemical Composition of Plants and the "Feeding Power" of Their Roots) part 2; Different Soils. . . (Vegetable Quality Reveals its Connection with Soil Organic Matter); Different Soils.. . ("Chelation")--Nature's Emphasis on Soil Organic Matter.
They include: A Few Facts About Soils; "Agricultural Education"; "The Natural" vs. "The Artificial"; Salt Damage to Seedlings; Salt Damage to Seedlings; Purpose of Liming Soil an Enigma; Immunity Against Leaf-Eating Insects via Soil as Nutrition; Immunity Against Leaf-Eating Insects via Soil as Nutrition; Garden Soils and Bio-geochemistry; Bio-Assays Rather than Chemical Analyses; Their Questions--My Answers; Less Soil Organic Matter Spells Lower Form of Vegetation.
They include: Magnesium . . . Its Relations to Calcium; Magnesium . . . Its Relation to Calcium in Plants; Magnesium. . .Its Relation to Calcium in Body Tissues; Magnesium . . . Its Relation to Potassium; Magnesium . . . Its Excess, According to Plant Species; Magnesium . . . Indirect Modifications via Mixed Flora; Magnesium . . . Imbalances Among Companion Elements; Magnesium . . . Biochemically, So Little is so Important; Magnesium . . . Relation of Soil Test to Crop Analyses; Balanced Soil Fertility, Requisite for Nutritional Quality of Crops; Quality Becomes More Quantitative; Nutritional Quality of Vegetables via Plant Species and Soil Fertility.
They include: Trace Elements and Agricultural Production; Our Soils Affect Nutrition; Basic Facts of Soil Science; A New Book--"Our Daily Poison."; Soils, Plants and Nutrition; Soil Calcium and the Quality of Leafy Greens; Soil Alters Calcium Digestibility in Leafy Greens; Is Commercial Urea an "Organic" Fertilizer?; Compost for the Sea or the Soil?; Food Quality--as Physiology Demands It; Blast Furnace Slag--a Soil Builder; Plants Struggle for their Proteins, Too.
An introduction to soil science and soil management for holistic food growers.
How spreading aglime in far larger amounts than conventional ag science calls for greatly reduces the need for fertilizer and grows crops with much higher nutrient-density.
This is the story of how Tiedjens purchased an exhausted Ohio farm and proceeded to rehabilitate it, mostly with aglime.
This book contains the finest made-simple explanations of how soil works, why organic matter levels and qualities in soils is the key to intelligent management decisions.
One of the most important agriculture-health books ever written. Albrecht published many articles in magazines and journals, but this is the only actual book Albrecht wrote and was his effort to encapsulate his whole message between two covers.